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Jan 14 2022
Every fall, Storm Water Solutions (SWS) reaches out to its audience to see how the year went. Through the survey, we hope to gain insight into how…
Katie Johns
Katie Johns, managing editor
Jan 14 2022
Well, the votes are in. Out of the 147 people who took our 2021 State of the Industry survey, the majority, at 35.37%, said 2021 was “average.” This…
Jan 10 2022
Understanding how and where water moves throughout urban, suburban and rural landscapes is critical for managing healthy waterways and reducing flood…
Dec 22 2021
Climate change, pollution and more frequent 50- and 100-year storm events are wreaking havoc on the U.S. Now more than ever, resilient infrastructure…
Dec 10 2021
Managing storm water in a way that isn’t detrimental to the environment and your neighbors’ properties can be challenging. Add in the fact that…
Dec 3 2021
An Innovative, Multi-functional, Project  The City of South San Francisco is constructing a regional storm water capture project that is the first of…
Derek Berg
Derek Berg
Dec 1 2021
ASTM International (ASTM) has been a recognized leader in consensus standard development by many different industries for more than 100 years now.…
infiltration
While the original Kure Beach DIS was designed to address pathogen pollution to prevent beach closures, the Caswell Beach DIS project applied the same concept to address the dangers associated with road flooding.
Dec 1 2021
Most of the time, when a road floods, it is just a minor inconvenience leading people to find another way around the flooded area. However, when the…
storm water
This is the project's initial master plan. Once the FEMA models had been properly reassessed, with improvements and additional topographic detail, the current French Creek redevelopment project became viable.
Dec 1 2021
In Phoenixville Borough, Pennsylvania, 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the former Phoenix Iron Works foundry lies alongside the waterway of…
flood control
Passive flood protection minimizes the need for human interaction, however, this is not always feasible. While active flood protection may have lower costs, it typically requires human intervention to deploy the system. Image credit: photo: EugeneF / stock.adobe.com
Nov 30 2021
Flood protection is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters, according to the Federal Emergency…
sediment control
If sediment control measures are overlooked, the project could be at risk of discharging off site, failing inspections, stop-work orders or fines. Image credit: PHOTO: Cheshire Cat / STOCK.ADOBE.COM
Nov 30 2021
Sediment is a pollutant that is displaced by rain and carried as storm water runoff to our rivers and streams. Construction sites strip the topsoil…
Nov 30 2021
In June and July, 2021, Storm Water Solutions (SWS) sent out a 9-question survey to builders and remodelers from the databases of Pro Builder and Pro…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Vallejo, California Cost: $3,678,811.82 Size: N/A Owner: Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District Managers: Mark Tomk & George Gourgui…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Anaheim, California Cost: $3,316,218 Size: 37,000 square feet Owner: City of Anaheim Managers: Gary Solsona, Kevin Miako & Tim Flint…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cost: $13.1M Size: 67 “Greened Acres” Owner: Resource Environmental Solutions LLC Manager: Resource…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Irving, Texas Cost: $2,500 Size: 48" diameter outfall pipe Owner & Manager: Cody Cash Designer: Cody Cash &  Brent Redd Contractor…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Cost: $213,472 Size: 630 feet Owner & Manager: Robert Chapman Designer: City of Fort Worth Stormwater Engineering…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Fairmount Heights, Maryland Cost: $469,515 Size: ~200 square yards Owners: Corvias Infrastructure Solutions & Prince George’s County,…
Nov 30 2021
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina Cost: $775,000 Size: 0.35 acres Owner: City of Rock Hill Manager: David F. Dickson Designer: Matt Crawford &…
Nov 29 2021
Location: San Diego, California Cost: $21 million (for just the erosion control, landscape & irrigation efforts) Size: 42 acres Owner: San Diego…
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